Need some inspiration to get your summer-ready beach body workouts in gear? Look no further.
Hilary Duff is here to be that inspiration. The actress donned the cover of Shape‘s May issue and her abs are insane.
Right next to the cover line, “Slim, Strong, Sexy!” Duff embodies that ideal to a T. Wearing a tiny pair of cutoff denim shorts, a ruffled push-up bikini top and a pretty pink cardigan — left unbuttoned to show off what must be the product of hours of crunches — the 27-year-old mom is proudly working what her momma gave her.
“Love @shape_magazine and was so honored to be on the cover!” she tweeted on Wednesday, along with a photo of the upcoming shot. “It’s the May issue! Go pick it up this Tuesday!”
— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) April 22, 2015
This comes only a month after the newly divorced Duff stunned Instagram with a sexy bikini shot that showed off those unreal abs — except they’re definitely real, and the Instagram snap is proof that Duff’s Shape cover doesn’t even have those muscles Photoshopped in.
Even though this hot momma has nothing to be self-conscious about, Duff revealed after her Instagram shot went viral that her confidence may have had the help of a margarita or two, even though she’s worked hard to get as fit as she is today.
“I had spent all weekend in a bikini, and I was feeling pretty good,” she told Ellen DeGeneres about posting the pic. “I’m just like everyone else. Usually, I’m not feeling so good. I [have a] love-hate relationship with my body. [But] I was on a trip with my son, and it’s been three years since I had him. I’m just so proud of my body and what it’s done for me.”
And what exactly has her body done for her? Given her an adorable 3-year-old son, Luca, of course.
“It gave me the most beautiful little boy,” Duff said. “I feel strong and powerful, and I wanted to inspire other women.”